Applied Behavior Analysis

ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis), uses scientific principles of learning and motivation to teach effectively. This intervention focuses on the idea that the consequences of our actions affect what we learn and what we will do in the future. ABA seeks to improve specific behaviors, demonstrating a reliable relationship between the procedures used and the change in the child's behavior. ABA uses positive reinforcement to increase positive behaviors and social interactions and decrease inappropriate behaviors. ABA interventions are characterized by the detailed analysis and study of difficult behaviors that occur in the child's natural environment. The interventions that are applied are specific to each child according to their abilities, level of functioning and behavior. Applied Behavior Analysis is based on research and data collection.

Behavior Analyst Certification Board

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB®) is a non-profit organization, established in 1998 to meet the professional accreditation needs identified by behavioral analysts, governments and consumers of behavioral analysis services.

BACB certifications create international standards so that all professionals in the ABA field have the same training and services have quality. The BACB is an international certification that is granted only to those Behavioral Analysts who meet the requirements of the BACB. The certifications are accredited by the National Commission for Certification Agencies (NCCA), which is the accreditation body of the Institute for the Accreditation of Excellence.

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